THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI wrote: northernsky wrote:
The Prof wrote:The Mojo article was quite enlightening. Quite sad in a way
Yes it was. I'm glad I read it but I noticed Ian McNabb wrote in the next month to say they should never have published it.
Really? He thought it was an invasion of privacy or something? taking advantage of his mental condition?
I sort of skim read the article in a shop. It was a bit sad, but not all that surprising. Someone like McCulloch was always going to struggle with middle age and a declining career. It seemed quite an empathetic portrait, rather than muck-raking. The sad thing is without those details of his reduced circumstances it would never have been a cover story. The Bunnymen aren't one of Mojo's A-list and without it a new interview would just have been a one page article inside the magazine somewhere.
The Bunnymen now are absolutely no different to those nostalgia acts who used to play the cabaret circuit in the 70s. I don't begrudge them it, they've got to earn a living, but we should stop treating them as if they're a fully functioning, creative rock band.